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Mary Meeker's 2016 Internet Trends Report: Messaging Apps Could Rival Home Screen (techcrunch.com) 32

Mary Meeker, a former Morgan Stanley internet analyst and now partner at venture-capital fund Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, has delivered her annual report that offers critical stats and trends about how technology is evolving. TechCrunch has highlighted the takeaways from the report: 1) The global internet adoption rate was flat year-over-year at 9%, reaching 3 billion users or 42% of the world's population.
2) Smartphone adoption's growth is slowing, while Android increases marketshare despite a shrinking average selling price.
3) Video viewership is exploding, with Snapchat and Facebook Live showing the way, though video ads aren't always effective.
4) Messaging is dominated by Facebook and WeChat, it's growing rapidly, and evolving from simple text communication to become our new home screen with options for vivid self-expression and commerce.
5) US advertising is growing, with Google and Facebook controlling 76% of the market and rising, but advertisers still spend too much on legacy media rather than new media where the audience has shifted.
6) Meeker predicts the rise of voice interfaces because they're fast, easy, personalized, hands-free, and cheap, with Google on Android now seeing 20% of searches from voice, and Amazon Echo sales growing as iPhone sales slow.

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Mary Meeker's 2016 Internet Trends Report: Messaging Apps Could Rival Home Screen

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  • by John Smith ( 4340437 ) on Wednesday June 01, 2016 @07:47PM (#52229779)
    Computer? Computer? A keyboard. How quaint. -Scotty, Star Trek IV
  • by H3lldr0p ( 40304 ) on Wednesday June 01, 2016 @08:06PM (#52229847) Homepage

    I guess I'm finally there. I'm on my lawn and yelling at the kids, because I have no idea what the fuck that statement is supposed to mean.

    Yes, I'm facebook. Yes, I use it to chat with friends. But never once would I have ever used "vivid" to describe those conversations. Maybe the report means the use of emoji and "stickers". In my experience those get in the way of meaning more than they add to it. Yes I can eventually understand what is meant, but it takes more time than simply typing out the meaning(s) in the first place. Maybe if you've used them for a long time you can translate faster, but that doesn't begin to explain why you'd want to begin using them in the first place.

    Using chat to buy things strikes me as an idiot's way of losing money hand over fist.

  • AP standards be damned.

    Mary Meeker, a former Morgan Stanley Internet analyst and now partner at venture-capital fund Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, has delivered her annual report that offers critical stats and trends about how technology is evolving. TechCrunch has highlighted the takeaways from the report:
    1) The global Internet adoption rate was flat year-over-year at 9%, reaching 3 billion users or 42% of the world's population.
  • Points 4 and 6 are rather obvious to me at this point, and I hardly pay attention to this particular market. The voice search capability on a two-year-old Google phone makes #6 relatively easy to predict. The degree to which Facebook messenger is the primary means for a lot of social communication among young people, even young professionals, makes #4 obvious.

    • I know 1 person who uses Facebook at all. He doesn't use messenger, because no one else he knows does. If you think Facebook controls this market, you have to be all of 14 years old. I work at a technology company with the adults who would be most likely to use that crap ... and NONE OF THEM DO.

      20% of search traffic via voice? Bullshit. I work at a mobile phone company. I have never in my past 2 years at this organization, and no where other than when I'm driving down the road and want to send a long

      • by hey! ( 33014 )

        If you think Facebook controls this market, you have to be all of 14 years old.

        But you and your coworkers are less valuable than 14 year-olds

        There are, however, things you can do to become temporarily more valuable. You can get a new job. You can move to a new city. You can have your first baby. These things make you interesting, because life-disrupting events are opportunities to disrupt existing habits and establish new ones. First-time parents who've never darkened the doorstep of a Target store will be lured in with deals on baby equipment, then kept coming in with diaper cou

  • Yes advertisers! (Score:4, Insightful)

    by n3r0.m4dski11z ( 447312 ) on Wednesday June 01, 2016 @11:13PM (#52230431) Homepage Journal

    "advertisers still spend too much on legacy media rather than new media where the audience has shifted."

    Please listen! Move to new media and leave us luddites who dont use facebook or smartphones to rot in our land of no advertising! Pitty us! for we shall soon be as forgotten as a "Target Market" just like those poor usenet souls!

    I'll just have to find some way to carry on without advertising, somehow....

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Of course, the flip side is that you'll have increasing amounts of trouble finding products you find appealing, not because you didn't know about them, but because they aren't made anymore. This isn't really due to advertising but due to manufacturers moving away from traits you find valuable. For example, today's cars are marketed for their dashboard gimmicks rather than their performance as cars.

    • by hey! ( 33014 )

      Apparently you've never read the classical economists like Ricardo, who were very cogent about things like rent -- which is the business advertising venue providers are in: renting access to your attention.

      They won't stop selling access to you, they'll sell it at lower prices [wikipedia.org] to advertisers who can't afford premium venues. Think of it this way: Social media be the Superbowl, and the stuff *you* enjoy will be a 3am re-runs of M*A*S*H* on a low-power UHF station. As long as there are any eyeball to be sol

  • .....still glad you invented The Internet?
  • 2) Smartphone adoption's growth is slowing, while Android increases marketshare despite a shrinking average selling price.

    Wouldn't one expect market share to increase because of, note despite, a shrinking average selling price?

    (I know, correlation does not equal causation, but to assume the inverse seems ridiculous.)

  • ...Android increases marketshare despite a shrinking average selling price.

    Despite? I think she meant to say, "Android increases marketshare, due in part to a shrinking average selling price."

All syllogisms have three parts, therefore this is not a syllogism.

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